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Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard

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Watch now the 2015 Voices from the Vanguard Lectures. A number of past lectures are also available for viewing.

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CTEGD Faculty

CTEGD is a research unit at UGA that brings together interdisciplinary researchers from the Departments of Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Entomology, Infectious Diseases, Ecology, and Food Safety.

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Graduate Student Training

CTEGD is one of UGA’s most prominent biomedical research and training programs. Students in CTEGD have the choice of 21 laboratories that work at the very forefront of global health.

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Employment Opportunities

Find current employment openings for a variety of research positions.

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Give to the CTEGD Fund

Financial contributions from alumni and friends are vital to accomplishing CTEGD’s mission to pursue cutting edge research in emerging global diseases and train students in this field.

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Upcoming Events

3:00 pm CTEGD Seminar: Sebastian Lourido @ room 175 Coverdell Center
CTEGD Seminar: Sebastian Lourido @ room 175 Coverdell Center
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An ignorant scientist’s guide to Toxoplasma: using serendipity and technology to understand an alien organism Sebastian Lourido Whitehead Insitite, MIT Bio: Sebastian is a brilliant young investigator and engaging speaker. He is presently a Fellow of the Whitehead Institute, MIT (, and he is recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award, which is aimed at accelerating the careers of exceptionally creative junior scientists. This Program was launched in 2011 to support young scientists within one year of having earned their doctoral degrees. The award enables qualified recipients to conduct independent biomedical research by skipping the traditional postdoctoral training period. Sebastian has already done pioneering work in the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 methodology for Toxoplasma gondii. His current work seeks to leverage unbiased approaches that describe the biochemical and genetic landscape of the parasite. These techniques include using single-domain alpaca antibodies to probe protein structure, chemical-genetic methods to describe signaling pathways, and genome-scale functional screens using CRISPR/Cas9. He aims to integrate these diverse methods into a molecular understanding of the unique Apicomplexan adaptations that mediate infection. More information: Following the seminar we will have a CTEGD reception and everyone is invited. This will be upstairs, room 340, around 4-4:15 PM. We hope you will make every possible effort to participate in these events. It will be an awesome and fun way to start the semester in addition to celebrating the renewal of our T32 training grant. Please come and join us and encourage your lab members to participate. We will have everything, food, drinks, conversation and science! In addition, we will organize a lunch on Friday, August 14, for the CTEGD trainees to meet with the speaker and Tara Bracken will send an announcement to all CTEGD...
8:30 am RiP: Tarleton Lab @ room 175 Coverdell Center
RiP: Tarleton Lab @ room 175 Coverdell Center
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Moderators: David McKinney and Heather...
8:30 am RiP: Hajduk Lab @ room 175 Coverdell Center
RiP: Hajduk Lab @ room 175 Coverdell Center
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Moderators: Tara Bracken and Kerri...
SCORE: Moving towards schistosomiasis elimination
Jul 17, 2015

As a consortium tasked with operational research, SCORE is finding out what current and future NTD program managers need to do to make mass drug administration (MDA) for schistosomiasis a better intervention in terms of alternative approaches. SCORE is also working to evaluate and develop tools needed by national program managers for mapping and diagnostics.

Who We Are

The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) of the University of Georgia is a university-wide, interdisciplinary center established in 1998 to foster research, education and service related to tropical and emerging global infectious diseases.

Based on a strong foundation of parasitology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, CTEGD’s 20 faculty are from seven departments in three colleges.

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